Business Support

Scottish Enterprise

Scottish Enterprise is Scotland's main economic development agency and a non-departmental public body of the Scottish Government. Scottish Enterprise aim to improve and build Scotland's international competitiveness by focusing on the following areas which they consider to be critical for growth:


Encouraging international trade and investment to build on Scotland's global reputation.

Scottish Enterprise support ambitious Scottish companies to develop their international strategy, offering:

  • Integrated account management
  • Specialist support for exporters
  • Opportunities in Scotland’s sectors
  • An active programme of global trade missions
  • International market guidance

Full details can be found on their website -


Inspiring Scottish business growth through inventive new products and processes. Scottish Enterprise will:

  • Encourage collaboration between academia and business
  • Help companies use R&D to generate revenue
  • Improve support for entrepreneurial companies
  • Support companies to use innovation to succeed internationally
  • Capitalise on global supply chain opportunities
  • Develop Scotland's low carbon opportunity

These actions will help Scottish Enterprise to contribute to the Scottish Government's Scotland 'Can Do' Framework, helping to create a more innovative, entrepreneurial nation.

Full details can be found on their website -


Various grants and funding options are available to businesses of all sizes for research and development, co-investment and technological innovations.

Scottish Enterprise aim to support Scottish businesses by helping:

  • Create investment for company growth
  • Build Scotland’s business infrastructure
  • Develop their international connections
  • Attract international investment
  • Develop Scotland’s economic assets

Full details can be found here -